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DOD Receives Over $55M to Improve Energy Resiliency

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DOD Receives Over $55M to Improve Energy Resiliency

The Department of Defense will be awarding more than $55 million worth of federal grants for projects to improve energy efficiency and resilience at multiple locations.

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary for defense and a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker, said the funding will help the department strengthen its energy resilience and operational capabilities while improving the force’s quality of life. She added that the improvements benefit efforts related to securing critical infrastructure.

Eight projects will benefit from the new federal grants, including a $10 million investment in improving the energy footprint of the Pentagon headquarters through HVAC recommissioning and heat pump installation, Defense .gov reported.

The funds are part of the three disbursements from the $250 million in funding authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Joe Biden in 2021.

The department has been involved in various efforts to secure the nation from various threats. In November 2023, it sought feedback from the industry for its Advanced Rapid Analysis of Cyber Hunt Network Infrastructure Data program, an initiative that aims to tackle digital threats on the agency’s and partner networks.

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